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PostPosted: 02 Oct 2005 06:12 PM Reply with quoteBack to top

Introduction
IRC is short for Internet Relay Chat. There are many different "clients" that you can use to connect to IRC, such as Trillian, gaim, Bersirc, mIRC, etc. However, for the purpose of this guide we will be covering the free IRC client, Bersirc for Windows.

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Downloading IRC
To download Bersirc, visit http://www.bersirc.com and select "Downloads" and download the latest Besrirc 2.2.x Windows Installer, as this is not a guide on how to install programs you should just download it and install it like you would any other client.

Getting Started
Once you have finished downloading Bersirc, a profile manager will come up asking for you to enter your Username, Realname, and Nickname. Your nickname and username can be the same, but most only contain alphanumerical characters, as well as some other characters but no spaces. Experiment with that information! You will then save identity and start the program.

You will be greated with a Status Window, in the "Status" window type "/server irc.striked.org". You will then connect to the network.

Once you are connected to the network, to join a channel type "/join <channel name>" for example "/join #rf" to join the offical Ragnarok Frontier IRC channel and you can begin talking.

Register your nickname
To register your nickname so you can list available channels, type "/nickserv register <password> <email>" (Without quotes), for example if you want your password to be "iloverf1234" and your email address is "rflover@xenophase.net" you would type, "/nickserv register iloverf1234 rflover@xenophase.net"

More Information
For a short IRC primer, visit http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/new2irc.html -- Have fun chatting and meeting new people!

Bots on #rf
#rf has a couple bots (two to be exact) called "RF" and "Xenophase", there are some commands on the bots that are accessible to all users:

"RF":

!top10 Top 10 Talkers in Channel
!top20 Top 20 Talkers
!ttop10 Today's Top 10 Talkers
!ttop20 Today's Top 20 Talkers
!stat Display your own chat statistics
!stat <nickname> Display other users statistics

"Xenophase":

.online Shows how many users are online on RF.
.uptime Show's the uptime of a user
.define <word> Shows definition of a word
.google <search term> Display's google results for a search term

.. There's more, but I can't remember them.

Channels
#rf - Ragnarok Frontier (Most active channel)
#xenophase - Xenophase General

Server Information
Server: irc.striked.org (Website)
Ports: 6660 - 6669, 7000


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PostPosted: 02 Oct 2005 06:54 PM Reply with quoteBack to top

Is there another link for BesIRC? Because this one isn't working.
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PostPosted: 02 Oct 2005 06:55 PM Reply with quoteBack to top

Hmm..interesting. I downloaded, typed in what you said "/serverirc.striked.org" in the Status box but it says "*Not connected to server" Any help?

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PostPosted: 02 Oct 2005 07:06 PM Reply with quoteBack to top

VorpalBlade wrote:
Hmm..interesting. I downloaded, typed in what you said "/serverirc.striked.org" in the Status box but it says "*Not connected to server" Any help?

I think its /server irc.striked.org

Note the space between server and irc.
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PostPosted: 02 Oct 2005 09:15 PM Reply with quoteBack to top

cool...im on now. Thanks Peter! I always wondered how to get IRC to work...
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PostPosted: 04 Dec 2005 06:13 PM Reply with quoteBack to top

umm everytime i log onto the server and try to register is says
" [DEBUG] unhandled message: 451 [ :firefly.bc.ca.striked.org 451 nickserv :register first. ] "

and when i try to join # rf is does
" [DEBUG] unhandled message: 451 [ :firefly.bc.ca.striked.org 451 JOIN :register first. ] "

does this happen to enyone else
or is there a part of the directions i missed?

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PostPosted: 04 Dec 2005 08:02 PM Reply with quoteBack to top

Hm...I'm gonna go download this now..

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PostPosted: 15 Jan 2006 12:33 PM Reply with quoteBack to top

wow talk about fast download..ahhah thanks peter joining on now Exclamation

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PostPosted: 10 Jun 2006 03:20 PM Reply with quoteBack to top

Where is everybody? I'm in the #rf and sooo lonely. Oh well, time to level up I guess Very Happy

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PostPosted: 06 Aug 2006 06:24 PM Reply with quoteBack to top

The site has expired?
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PostPosted: 10 Aug 2006 08:28 PM Reply with quoteBack to top

AllYours wrote:
The site has expired?

All the links included in the post are still working for me as of the time of posting.

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